One of the priorities of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children is to ensure that services meet the needs of women and children subjected to domestic and family violence. DV-alert builds the knowledge and capacity of community frontline workers to provide appropriate support to women and children in Australia through e-Learning.
e-Learning: Working with Women with Disabilities
Designed for allied health, higher education, childcare and community frontline workers in Australia unable to attend the two-day face-to-face workshop. This module trains participants to recognise the signs of domestic violence when dealing with women with disabilities, respond accordingly and refer to appropriate services.
During this self-paced 6 week online course, you will learn how to recognise the signs of domestic and family violence, respond to women with disabilities experiencing domestic and family violence, and understand the best practice methods used to refer women with disabilities to appropriate support service.
To achieve competency in this unit, you are required to work through 13 online modules and complete assessments within the 6 week term duration.
Participants marked competent will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit of competency CHCDFV001 - Recognise and Respond Appropriately to Domestic and Family Violence apart from all the other benefits.
Enrolments are now open for the DV-alert Working with Women with Disabilities e-Learning. All participants must be over the age of 18. Download and review the Pre-enrolment Course Information guide before registering.
DV-alert is funded by the Department of Social Services, with a training fee waived for frontline workers.
‘I appreciated the clear way each section flowed in the next section. The layout and user friendly style were a joy to use. The student notebook with extra pages for notes was perfect for the study and the fact that an incomplete section could be returned to without losing any data was brilliant. I found the content well written and easy to understand. The quizzes at the end of each section were thoughtfully devised and definitely tested reading skills, comprehension and general awareness.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and even though in my current field of employment there are only a few cases of DFV, I now believe I have the tools to recognise, respond and refer. A very big thank you to the creators and administrators of the course.’